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Re: Renaming F16 codename to "Ritchie"



On Thu, Oct 13, 2011 at 09:22:06PM -0500, inode0 wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 13, 2011 at 7:52 PM, Tim Burke <tburke@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > Great concept!
> > Given that its too disruptive for F16, what about considering it for F17
> > instead. Do people think that the prominence of a release name, albeit
> > delayed, is more of a commemoration than an honorarium in
> > relnotes/announcement?
> 
> I would really like to see whatever we do done for F16 to be timely.
> There really isn't any requirement that the theming match the release
> name, just a tradition. If it isn't too late to just change the
> release name within F16 I certainly would not object to doing that,
> although I think a public statement via the release announcement would
> be nice too as that would, I hope, keep Ritchie's memory in the public
> eye and remind people of his importance to our community.
> 
> Perhaps the board could call a quick open forum to discuss this, so we
> could find out what our options really are at this stage of the F16
> cycle?
> 
Probably also needs to get passed to Legal.  I know the Board has
a pre-filter that's roughly "no living famous people".. Not sure with
someone recently deceased if they'll worry about next of kin taking offense
or something.

-Toshio

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